Ancient city in Peru likely to be considered as World Cultural Heritage site

June 3rd, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Lima (Peru), June 3 (ANI): Soon, the ancient city of Caral in Peru may be marked as a World cultural heritage site.

According to a report in, archaeologist Ruth Shady says that the ruins of the ancient city of Caral, located at 207 km or 128 miles to the north of Lima, meet the conditions to join the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Shady is a well known researcher of the Caral civilization, based in Supe valley, province of Barranca in Lima region.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that they will assess request applications in this list of new sites around the world, including Caral.

Shady pointed out that Caral is considered the oldest civilization of Peru and America and is more than 5,000 years old.

“We are confident that the World Heritage Committee will recognize the universal values of Caral in order to declare this city a World Cultural Heritage site,” Shady said. (ANI)

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